Are you prepared for a random disaster such as the unfortunate event of your washing machine overflowing? Most homeowners aren’t. We don’t assume accidents like this are going to happen, however, if it does our favorite rugs and other items that are nearby can be at risk of damage if we don’t know how to care for them.

Triple S, Carpet Cleaning

Here’s a few main points to keep in mind in case this happens to you:

If the water that overflowed only came from the rinse cycle – you’re in luck! A simple vacuuming of the rug should do the trick.

Wool is an extremely resilient material. So if the rug that got wet is wool you’re also in luck. Mud along the edge will probably eventually pop off. If it doesn’t, you can spot treat it the way you would any other rug. We have spot removal tips on our website »

If the water that spilled over is soapy, on the other hand, you are going to want to treat it with professional services. At Triple S we can clean your oriental rugs & area rugs in house. This allows us to clean both sides and deeply penetrate the fibers for a complete clean.

Have a muddy carpet from a washing machine overflow or similar incident? Follow the directions above or bring your rug to one of our three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue

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